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April 2017

April is in the thick of baseball season so we basically were living at the fields.  

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General Conference puzzle!

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I went with Corbin and his class on a field trip to our city’s heritage museum!

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Cason got glasses!  We all think he looks super cool!

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More baseball!

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The boys had sports day at school and they were ready!!

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See HERE for our trip to Utah for spring break!!

We got back from Utah and went straight to my mom’s for Easter!  This was the only picture I took!  Oops!

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Back to baseball!

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Connor had his birthday and didn’t even complain that it was overshadowed by basbeball!  He had his usual birthday pie!

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Since Connor left early on Easter morning when we were in Utah, we didn’t get pictures as a family together.  So we did it the next Sunday!

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The boys got their spring pictures back!

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Kinsley had a preschool field trip to a grocery store.  The highlight for all the kids was getting to scan the items at an actual checkout counter.

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More baseball!

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When we walk to church Kinsley always wants to get her picture taken at the same spot!


We had such a great April!

Utah April 2017

We planned a trip to Utah since Connor’s parents had just returned from their mission in the Dominican Republic.  We had everything ready and were dropped off at the airport for our flight.  

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We had some dinner and were waiting for our departure when all the sudden I get a text that our flight was cancelled.  We immediately go talk to the desk and come to find out there is not a flight for us until 2 days later.  The kids were devestated and we felt annoyed too.  Luckily, we hadn’t checked any bags and decided to just go home.  On the way there, we decided to just make a last minute road trip to Utah instead.  It wasn’t ideal but it was the best option.

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A couple hours into the drive in the rain, I realized there would probably be snow over the pass and we would need chains.  15 minutes before a car store closed we found some chains to buy.  Good thing, because we needed them!

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A payphone!!!

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Lovely Nevada! But some happy kids with multiple hours of screens!

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We finally got there and got to have a double date with Cole and Lacey!


Everyone loves Nana’s massage chair!


Fun with Papa!


I always get the brussel sprouts when they are the menu.  These were listed as around 1200 calories.  We just couldn’t believe it.  

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We got to walk to church in the snow!

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Kinsley was a lucky cousin and made cupcakes with her oldest girl cousin, Sadie!

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Look at all the snow on our car!

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Kinsley and Papa!

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Kinsley and Nana!

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The kids are so excited to be in Utah!

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We’ve heard a lot about Waffle Love and finally got to try it!


We visited a little farm.  Kinsley was our animal lover.  Corbin kind of sort of.  You will notice Cason is not in any of the animal pictures.  

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Then we got some fresh made donuts!

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We were lucky to be able to go skiing and be joined by Connor’s parents and our sister-in-law, MaryAnn.  This skiing time was much better than las time for me.  MaryAnn stayed with me and gave me some pointers on how to improve and it went better than when Connor helped me! Ha!  Plus it helped that the resort was not crowded and it was pretty warm too!

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The next day we went downtown to check out the Church History Museum and Family History Museum!  We had such a great time!

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Later that night all the Duke girls got together for dinner and to see The Lion King!

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We decided to spend some time in Provo.  On the way we stopped at Thanksgiving Point and see some tulips and check out the children’s museum!

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Then walked around BYU!

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On our way back we stopped to see our nephew, Parker’s animals at his job!

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Of course, we had to eat some Cafe Rio!

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We helped Papa get ready for the Easter egg hunt for the kids.  We’ve never been able to be a part of it before! Yay!

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Then family pictures.  The last Duke family picture was taken when I was pregnant with Kinsley so she was the only one missing!

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We went to Clint and Amy’s and there was just a lizard walking behind me!

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Easter Egg hunt!!

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We went to Lagoon with some of the family!

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Some tired kids on the way back!

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Easter baskets!

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Easter morning!

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Connor woke up early to drive back home with his dad.  The kids and I kept our return flight home!

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We had a great time in Utah!  Thanks to family for spending so much time with us!

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